This is a word of mouth post about one of my great discoveries for breakfast and my favorite place to exercise. Every Saturday morning at 10:30 I go to a zumba class at the Coleman Center. If you live in the area, you must join us along with about 100 or more other woman AND men for this crazy dance party put on by B.Fab Fitness. This is what gives me a little room to eat the foods we love, such as the crispy potato hash and multi-grain pancakes at the Pfunky Griddle.
Located in a cute cottage house in the Berry Hill section near 100 Oaks, my favorite spot is out on the screened in patio, surrounded by lots of large trees, and a great funky vibe. We even have a favorite server, Alyssa, who might as well just save us a table every week.
I don’t venture out to too many breakfast places because I want my breakfast on the slimmer side. The good news about the Pfunky Griddle is that YOU COOK THE FOOD on a griddle that is built into your table. Yep. You read that right. You cook your own pancakes, scramble your own eggs, crisp up your own potatoes.
If you don’t want a lot of cheese on your eggs, and you want healthy additions like spinach and red onion that’s what you order. If you want to eat ten pancakes, they are all you can eat. You get both a regular batter and a multi-grain batter, which is the one we prefer. And, for $1 more, they have gluten free. Bravo for that.
They have a large assortment of ingredients for both pancakes and egg dishes. You can get very creative or just keep it simple.
Be prepared to crack and scramble your eggs and show the world how you can cook (or not). And, if you’re not in the breakfast or cooking mood, they do have soups, salads and sandwiches which are prepared in the kitchen, except for the grilled cheese, which you get to grill yourself.
Every time I’ve eaten at the Pfunky Griddle, I ordered eggs, spinach, cheddar cheese and red onion. I first saute the onion, then add the spinach, top with cheese and then add in the scrambled eggs. The eggs are sold ala carte so you order as many eggs as fits your appetite.
It’s a little tricky figuring out how to scramble the eggs while someone else is making pancakes, but it’s still a lot of fun and I can control the amount of fat and cheese in my eggs and know that my hour working out wasn’t wasted. However, it’s a little hard to resist the potatoes. They are a huge portion and I suggest sharing them.
The next time you’re in the mood for funky breakfast, head over to the Pfunky Griddle, and just in case you want pancakes for breakfast, they are serving them for $4.99 every Wednesday till the end of the year.
The Pfunky Griddle is located at 2800 Bransford Ave. Nashville, TN 37204 near 100 Oaks Mall in “Berry Hill.” Closed Mondays. You can read more about the Pfunky Griddle at this article featuring the owner, Penelope Pfunter.